arrrgghhh!!! today is the day that i totally wanna get over and done with. why? cause it is the day for my continuous assesment on clinical skills lab studies and FORENSIC MEDICINE. really, FM really can psycho you out, especially when you get to see the gross sites of the crime scene. ugghh....
so, ok, just to educate all of us, i want to share some interesting infos with you guys. something to do with forensic psychiatry.
here are some terms:
confabulation - purely imaginary events or fabrications that fill the gap during pathological loss of memory
delirium - acute confusional state
delusion - a false firm belief in something that is not a fact
hypochondrial delusion - person feels that something is wrong in his/her body, though she/he is healthy
delusion of poverty - declares that one is poor when one is rich
nihillistic delusion - one declares that one does not exist and the world has no existence at all
delusion of prosecution (paranoid delusion) - one thinks that one's closest relatives is trying to kill him/her.
delusion of reference - one believes that people, things, or events happening around him/her are referred to him or her in a special indirect way
delusion of influence - one feels that one is controlled by outside power, agency, radio, hypnotized telepathy.
disorientation - impairment of the understanding of temporal, spatial, or personal relationship
erotomania - delusion in which the person believes that someone is deeply in love with him/her.developes an obsession for that particular person and starts believing that the other person is reciprocating
fugue - state of disturbed consciousness with which the person performs some acts and has no recollection of the events
hallucination - false perception without sensory stimulus.
illusion - false interpretation of an external object or stimulus which has a real existence on its own (eg: a stick for a snake)
mutilomania - an irresistible desire to mutilate animals
dipsomania - an irresistible desire to consume alcoholic drinks at periodic intervals.
~~hope these are educational and helpful for you guys!!